In another match that saw Southern Poly have most of the play for much of the game, once again came down to the very end, as the Hornets held on to beat the Badgers of Spring Hill College 1-0. Southern Poly's Senior forward, Jumol Harewood, scored the lone goal 28 minutes into the match when he blasted a left footed shot past the Badger keeper. Southern Poly would threaten many more times to be denied by the crossbar twice and the opposing keeper the other times.
Harewood would get the lone goal as an intercepted through ball was mishandled by the Badger back line. Harewood would pick up the errand pass and beat three other Badger defenders before blasting the ball far post with his left foot. It was Harewood's seventh goal of the year putting him atop the list of goal scorers for the team.
"It was quite a frustrating day overall. We were glad to get the result but how we went about getting it was, once again, not how we planned. We've done a great job of breaking teams down and creating plenty of opportunities, we just can't capitalize on those opportunities" said Southern Poly Head Coach Kom Momeni.
Southern Poly would threaten many times during the game as Harewood would have four shots, two on goal and one off the crossbar. Junior Emeka Maduka would also have four shots as well with three on goal and a crossbar and be stopped twice by the keeper who made a couple of fantastic saves. "The goalie for Spring Hill had a good day. He made three or four big time saves and kept his team in the game," added Momeni.
The Hornets were without starting GK Jason Andrew and center back, Marcos Mendez, due to injury. Back ups Vince Easterbrook and defender Tyler Woodruff, both freshman, got the starting nod for the first time in their careers. "Both freshman did a great job to ensure that Spring Hill did not get a shot on goal all day" added Momeni.
With the win, Southern Poly improved to 7-1 on the season and 3-1 in the SSAC.
Southern Poly travels to Reinhardt College Thursday September 22nd for a 4pm kickoff.
Southern Poly's next home match will be Wednesday September 28th against #2 Nationally ranked University of Mobile at 3pm.